Court Vindicates Black Officer Fired for Stopping Colleague’s Chokehold

April 14, 2021 ☼ policeblm

Source: The New York Times - Link

It was a cold November day in Buffalo when Officer Cariol Horne responded to a call for a colleague in need of help. What she encountered was a white officer who appeared to be “in a rage” punching a handcuffed Black man in the face repeatedly as other officers stood by.

There is a long history of such abuse. It arises from both fear and disrespect rooted in racism.